UN council approves Colombia mission

Under the new peace deal, the FARC will begin moving its estimated 7,000 fighters from their jungle and mountain hideouts into disarmament camps set up by the United NationsThe UN Security Council on Tuesday gave the formal go-ahead for a new mission to help the historic peace deal reached between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels take hold. Led by French national Jean Arnault, the observers will monitor the ceasefire, help disarm the rebels and verify compliance with the peace deal reached in June after four years of negotiations. A first group of observers, mostly from Latin America, has already arrived in Colombia to verify the disarmament and monitor the ceasefire.

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